The introduction of a new tax on electric companies, check help for those on lower incomes, and reductions in traffic were key
MADRID, June 25 (EUROPA PRESS) –
United We Can says it is satisfied by having a key part of its demands included in the new anti-crisis decree, after a negotiation with the PSOE was closed “in extremis” and time was pushed to the limit .
With that, the coalition’s minority partner welcomes a more ambitious decree than what was articulated at the end of March and sees several of its proposals reflected, such as extending most of the measures at the end of the year rather than a quarterly extension, with improvements such as cutting public transport, a check helping those on lower incomes and, above all, to emphasize space sources, the obligation to impose a special tax on electricity companies.
The main leaders of space have highlighted the improvements introduced in the decree approved this Saturday in the Council of Ministers after a week of protracted negotiations between the two branches of the coalition concluded this morning.
For example, second vice-president Yolanda Díaz has defended that the decree is a “solid tool” to stop price increases, illustrated that the coalition government is “determined to continue alongside” the people and guaranteed that there will be continued cooperation with President Pedro Sánchez to extend citizenship protections.
For her part, the head of social rights and secretary-general of Podemos, Ione Belarra, has pointed out that the improvements achieved show the executive’s ability to protect the popular strata when the PSOE and its space work “side by side”. Furthermore, he has proclaimed that with “more government and more coalition” they will be “stronger” to continue pushing social improvements.
United We Can spokesman in Congress Pablo Echenique has also claimed his role in promoting the decree as without his presence key measures of the decree would not exist.
“Would we like to have lowered the transport subscription to 10 euros? Yes. Would we have approved a check for 300 euros and not 200 euros? Yes. Do we want the electricity company tax to start now? Yes pressure, there would be no cut in payment, no relief checks, no taxes,” he claimed on networks.
On the other hand, the Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda and President of the PCE, Enrique Santiago, has indicated that his space has achieved “very important measures”, for which the government is with the very important help of 200 euros every month for people with an income of up to 14,000 euros or the future profit tax of electricity companies. That is our task in the Spanish government, said the IU chairman.
A CHECK FOR €200 PUT A LARGE PART OF THE NEGOTIATION CENTER
One of the issues that has protracted the negotiations the most is the design of the aid check, a measure requested by the confederal space, which has included it among the anti-crisis measures and which finally remains at an amount of 200 euros for low-income workers and self-employed.
The purple formation proposed in March an amount of 300 euros for family units with annual incomes up to 70,000 euros, which would make it possible to reach 19 million people under the prism, that with this help it would be possible to avoid people who faced of price increases fall below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.
But even if the amount is less and does not meet the original approach, sentiment at United We Can is positive and encourages the Executive to expand the social protective shield and package of measures with this review.
It also provides for a reduction in public online traffic with a 50% reduction in monthly subscriptions in state media, while leaving it at 30% for municipalities and communities, leaving these administrations the opportunity to arrive halfway when they consider this So.
Most importantly, the confederate space is reaching a compromise on one of its key demands, such as the obligation to levy an extraordinary tax on electricity companies, which it has been demanding for months and which it has even put forward in a non-statutory tax reform proposal in February, which was then rejected by the PSOE became.
Diaz herself said that this tax should be implemented immediately, specifying that her approach of adding a 10 percent corporate tax markup is favorable to these companies, especially given the huge increase in their profits that fell out of the sky.
In doing so, they emphasize on the part of the minority partner that the scope of application in 2023 makes sense in accordance with the parliamentary deadlines, which are at least five months for legislative projects. However, they specify that the start of parliamentary work should take place as soon as possible, which was agreed with the majority shareholder.
He also welcomes the 15 percent increase in non-contributory pensions, something Belarra called for in the proposal document he sent out inside government, as well as extending the duration of the increase in the minimum essential income and capping the rent increase at two percent.
RESET THE INVESTMENT BLOCK
Within the majority partner, confident that the PSOE would respond after the left’s clear decline in the Andalusian elections, they saw signs of optimism this week that they could reach an “ambitious and bold” decree.
At this point they see that the measures and approved social spending will also serve to arm the majority of the investiture bloc, which has suffered particularly in the case of ERC in recent months.
And it is that the approach of United We Can during this legislature is that this alliance with the progressive and multinational groups is the one that gives the executive branch stability to release and scale back its program in the rest of the legislature. from the action of the Executive, the advance of PP and Vox in this last mandate.